REGISTRATION for C2O events begins 8/1/16.
This year the Connect2One events and NACS CAMEX education sessions will take place at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
As always, the C2O Education Day provides loads of tips for efficient use of time at CAMEX. Whether it's scouting out the best deals from the best vendors or finding those "hot" category trends to boost sales, C2O Program Managers put you on the fast track to making the most out of your time on the trade show floor.
On Thursday we will have a full day of sessions, exclusive to C2O stores, including the ever-popular In-Depth Reviews.
This year our schedule will include an open What's Hot session on Saturday. So, come one - come all, to our expanded session being held on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Don't forget to make your travel plans to arrive on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 to take full advantage of all the Connect2One events.
EXCLUSIVE Wednesday Welcome and Thursday Connect2One Education Sessions
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
C2O Welcome Stop by for afternoon refreshments and Goody Bags*!
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Breakfast on your own: Start the day at your own pace. Coffee and sodas will be available at the meeting rooms.
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Apparel In-Depth Review: Excited about this year’s fashion scene? Michelle Johnson reviews the latest looks and best buys from our apparel programs.
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Expansion Categories: There’s more to C2O than apparel and supplies. Join Robb Faust along with Michelle Johnson for an overview of gifts, souvenirs, backpacks, shopping bags, operational supplies, fitness and sporting goods.
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Lunch: Take a break between our morning and afternoon sessions to catch up with friends and colleagues.
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Grow Your Mix: Join Robb and Michelle for an overview of HBC, snacks, dorm, tech products and health sciences. Get the scoop on course material offerings and resources for independent stores.
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Hey Robb! Let's Talk Supplies: Check out all the 2017 supply programs in Hey Robb’s inimitable style.
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
C2O Idea Exchange It’s back on our Thursday schedule! C2O Buyers have the best ideas to share! See unique products, bestsellers and engaging promotions submitted by buyers to inspire you in the coming year!
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
"Be True to Your School" Party: Be our guest for dinner, socializing, music and entertainment. Represent your school by wearing your favorite logo apparel.
C2O Thursday Education Events open to C2O Store attendees only.
*Attendees of the Thursday Education Sessions are eligible to receive the 2017 C2O Goody Bag. You will receive a Goody Bag redemption ticket with your RSVP confirmation.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
What's Hot: Always new, always fresh! Create an actionable buying plan with this can’t miss session on What’s Hot trends from mainstream retailers and the CAMEX show floor. Paula Haerr and the Connect2One team have scouted the marketplace to bring you developing trends including fashion influences, best-selling imprints, colors to watch, and much more. Buyers will find inspiration on translating trends across product categories for unique in-store and online impact.
Saturday's What's Hot session is open to all CAMEX attendees.
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NACS EDUCATION DAYS
Friday & Saturday
March 3-4, 2017
|Sunday, March 5
|Monday, March 6
|Tuesday, March 7
Visit www.camex.org for CAMEX registration and housing.